tectactoe (1481) - Michigan, USA - JUN 9, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle: Cloudy yellow with some deeper amber tones, off-white head fades rather quickly to a small collar. Aroma has a sweetness reminiscent of honey, must be the agave nectar (they taste fairly similar). Sweetbread, cereal grains, toasted biscuit, & soft wheat also on the nose. Faint lager yeast aroma (even though this uses German wheat yeast... strange). Taste is more grainy & gives off a slight oak flake taste, too. Agave sweetness sneaks in & the mid-palate into the aftertaste reminds me of a slightly sweetened corn flake cereal, only theres a moderate earthy bitterness thundering through & sweeping into the finish. Light hint of bread. The aforementioned bitterness grows over time & lingers quite long, gaining more of a dirty character as well. Mild astringency. Decent at best.
radarsock (885) - Vermont, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 fl. oz. bottle supplied by WillRunForBeer at my pad for our little tasting. Many thanks! Second beer opened. To long-stemmed tulip, it pours a bright, effervescent orange with which an off-white head 1 finger in length stood. Aromas of blue agave syrup, sea salt, coriander, woodruff, plastic, and rosemary. Tastes the same with the addition of wheat grain, aged hops, and Hefe yeast. Glad I got Sawyer, MI checked off my list...
WillRunForBeer (554) - Massachusetts, USA - JUN 2, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from trade, thanks Jason. Pours copper orange with an off white head. Aroma is wet dog, banana, clove. Flavor is like 1/3 Pilser Urquell, 2/3 Allagash White. Basically a wheat beer with Saaz? hops. Interesting, but not a favorite.
superspak (2443) - Michigan, USA - MAY 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy/cloudy deep gold color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass, with a good amount of streaming carbonation retaining the head. Aromas of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, biscuit, agave, herbal, floral, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Nice and pleasant aromas with good balance of pale malt, agave, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast notes; with solid strength. Taste of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, biscuit, agave, herbal, floral, grass, clove, light pepper, and yeast earthiness. Light earthy bitterness/spiciness on the finish; with lingering notes of lemon, pear, apple, white grape, wheat, biscuit, agave, herbal, floral, grass, light clove/pepper, and yeast earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice balance and robustness of pale malt, agave, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; with a great malt/yeast flavor balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a smooth, crisp, and lightly creamy/bready mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very good pale wheat ale. All around good balance and robustness of pale malt, agave, earthy hops, and fruity/spicy yeast flavors; and very smooth and crisp to drink. A nicely enjoyable offering.
flatmatt (1056) - Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a hazy golden amber with a white head. Ripe berry aroma with butterscotch. Pale toasty malt with the same butterscotch, at times a bit grassy. Not the greatest flavors.
chucklemation (418) - Pontiac, Michigan, USA - MAY 5, 2014
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a golden yellow with a foamy white head. Aroma is very faint of sweet fruit and nectar. Flavor is dominated by wheat, which is sweetened a little bit by the agave nectar. Has a light body feel. Decent beer.
andyhwcinc (1428) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Purchased at Bottles and Cans in Chicago, IL; enjoyed at home after a difficult workout. Appearance is a cloudy amber gold with a thin white head. Aroma not too apparent. Taste goes down with a great nectar aftertaste and wheat notes, moderately high carbonation. Decent stuff.
Narnad (1451) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a hazy orange color with a thick, creamy, off white head that lasts. Aroma has a strong agave and wheat malt nose with almost no sign of hops. Flavor has a lot of wheat malt present with a modest agave sweetness with some light grassy notes late in the taste profile. Body is light with a good deal of sharp carbonation and a slight dryness to it. Overall a decent brew.
alliance100 (603) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - APR 20, 2014
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Logan’s Alley - pours a hazy orange , strong citrus / agave aromas , mild tart taste , soft bready notes as well .
Alextricity (509) - Michigan, USA - APR 17, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
$2 single poured into a shaker pint.
Appearance: Yellow-orange with a slight haze. Pours with about a finger of off-white head and a bit of lacing. The label is mostly purple with orange text reading the name of the beer. Pretty eye catching.
Smell: Excellent. First whiff reminded me of Blackberry Witbier by Sam Adams, but it’s actually quite a bit different. The agave is certainly there, but there’s actually a pretty heavy biscuity malt quality along with it. A bit of a strange combination, but it sort of comes off as a jellied and buttered biscuit.
Taste/feel: Agave and biscuity malts, again. Only 15 IBUs, but I seem to get a faint hoppiness at the end with a slight bitter finish. The carbonation is medium at best with a surprisingly near full-bodied feel. Not a huge depth of flavor, but not bad. Highly drinkable. It really just tastes like a maltier pale ale with agave added, but that’s not a bad thing. A bit heavy on the malt for my liking though, as it just seems weird with the agave. I’d have absolutely no trouble drinking more of this in the future, but I wouldn’t want more than one. Certainly not Greenbush’s best work, but another good showing regardless.